January 5th through 29th, 2012 Paseo Originals Art Gallery will be featuring a group show with artists Tom D. Wester, Dawn Williams, Michelle Himes-McCrory, Brooke Rowlands, and Kjelshus Collins. “Artifice, Creativity’s Next Generation” is an exploration of line and texture through the eyes of five artists solidified in their styles while still evolving in their creative approach. Collins and McCrory, both graphic artists working in printmaking media, expose us to the tactile quality of their work through the printing matrix itself. Working through the traditional lino-cut process, Kjelshus Collins, delivers his sociopolitical subjects through crudely cut lines which weave themselves into dramatic depictions of dithery and angst. Conversely, Michelle Himes-McCrory creates her printing plates through modern machine etching processes which allow her to exhibit a refined line structure in her self reflective visages and create unique, subject driven components which she sometimes integrates into her final compositions. Wester has taken an idiomatic approach to his medium creating what he refers to as “Graphic Paintings”. His lead and graphite works on paper, minimalist in composition, seem comparable to an etude; a musical composition built on technical motive, but played for its artistic value. Grace and chaos find one another at home in Wester’s highly textural line structures. Artists Brooke Rowlands and Dawn Williams bring a touch of color and enigmatic expression to “Artifice” through distinctive approaches to their respective creative processes. Rowlands’ mixed media work juxtaposes acrylic on panel abstract paintings with highly refined pen and ink line structure; delineating colorless, free floating blossoms of various species affront vivid splashes of tactile color. Williams path to texture lies in her peculiar use of ephemera and metal alchemy which fuse the seemingly disparate into the edgy and enchanting. Her juxtaposition of bold colors and metal alchemically lends unique, subtle textures to the backdrops complimenting the focal expressions of interpersonal attractions and the carnality of the feminine form. The gallery will host an opening reception, with live music, during the Paseo Arts District First Friday Art Walk from 6pm – 10pm on January 6th, 2012. Wine, refreshments and hor d’oeuvers will be served during the evening’s reception. There will be an artists lecture on Saturday, January the 7th at 1pm following the exhibit opening. The exhibit, reception and lecture are open to the public.
Upcoming Redlands Solo Show
I have an upcoming solo show at Redlands Community College Art Gallery. There will be an art reception on Wednesday, December 7th from 3pm – 5pm, I hope that you can join me. This event is free, open to the public, and kid friendly! The exhibition will include mixed media printmaking works and will be on display from December 4th, 2011 through January 28th, 2012.
Redlands Community College Art Gallery is in the Larry F. Devane Multimedia Lifelong Learning Center 1300 S. Country Club Rd. El Reno 73036 / (405) 422-1485 (open Mon-Fri from 8am-5pm)
2011 Red Dot at IAO Gallery
I will have artwork included in this year’s Red Dot, a wonderful fundraising event for IAO Gallery, featuring over 130 Oklahoma artists.
From the IAO Gallery website:
The name Red Dot denotes the all-important red mark that a gallery places on any work of art as soon as it is sold. Red Dot is also the name of Individual Artists of Oklahoma’s (IAO) annual art auction scheduled for Friday, November 11 from 7-11 p.m. …
…Funds raised via Red Dot directly support IAO exhibitions throughout the year. Cost of admission to Red Dot is $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Tickets will be available for purchase after October 4th.
Find out more at the IAO Gallery website – 2011 Red Dot
OVAC’s 12×12 art fundraiser
I will have artwork included again in this year’s 12 x 12 art fundraiser for the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition.
From their website:
A one-night only event, the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition’s 12×12 Art Fundraiser combines artwork by 150 of Oklahoma’s finest artists with local restaurants and live music to create an unforgettable night. To be held on Saturday, October 1, 7:00 pm at 50 Penn Place, 1900 NW Expressway in OKC, the event supports the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition’s (OVAC) programs that enable the success of artists across the state of Oklahoma.
Monothon at Untitled
I had a great weekend making monoprints in the [Press] at Untitled printmaking studio. This is the third year I have participated in this wonderful printmaking event. The art reception is Friday, September 16th from 5-8pm with a silent auction of all of the prints and proceeds going to the [Press].
From their website:
[Artspace] at Untitled is pleased to present the Third Annual Untitled Monothon which will open with a reception and silent auction September 16 from 5 – 8pm and will be on view through October 1. The Monothon is a juried exhibition of monoprints by 33 artists selected by a panel of jurors to participate in a marathon of printmaking in the [Press] at Untitled. Each selected artist had two days to create up to two monoprints. Out of the two monoprints, the jurors chose one print to be offered for sale in the silent auction, the proceeds going toward [Press] at Untitled programming.
The Untitled Monothon will be open to the public Tues – Fri: 10am – 5pm and Sat: 10am – 4pm, Sept 16 through Oct 1. The Opening Reception & Silent Auction will be on Friday, Sept 16 from 5-8pm. Admission is free.
a.k.a. gallery at Paseo Arts Festival
I will have work up at a.k.a. gallery during the Paseo Arts Festival this weekend! Stop by to see art by Ashley Griffith, Romy Owens, Sarah Atlee, Marilyn Artus, Shanna Paddock, Tony Westlund, Dustin Oswald, Lindsay Harkness, and Anthony Pego.
(from the a.k.a. gallery website)
a.k.a. gallery is dedicated to dealing in the finest contemporary art work in Oklahoma.
a.k.a. gallery is a contemporary art gallery established 2006. The gallery is dedicated to the promotion of national and local artists, providing original fine art to established and emerging collectors and catering to special events in support of fine art organizations that foster social awareness and promote environmental issues.
3001 Paseo Oklahoma City, OK 73103
PASEO ARTS FESTIVAL 2011
Memorial Day Weekend, May 28, 29, 30, 2011.
The festival hours will be Saturday & Sunday from 10am to 8:00pm, with music until 11pm and Monday from 10am to 6pm, with music until 7:00pm. The Paseo is located between NW 30th and Dewey and N.W. 28th and Walker in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Paseo Arts Association
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Turning Point Ranch Auction and Lunch
I will have two artworks up for bid this weekend at the Expo Center in Stillwater. Both pieces are depicting my Great-Grandfather Frank ‘Pistol Pete’ Eaton. All sales benefit Turning Point Ranch, a wonderful organization dedicated to enriching the lives of people facing physical, mental, or emotional challenges through therapeutic horsemanship.
April 17 • 12:30 to 2:30 • Expo Center • Tickets: $10 cash ($15 at the door)Available at: Alan’s Pharmacy • Stillwater National Bank • BancFirst – Hall of Fame • Stillwater Milling •The Territory
Inversion at TAC Gallery
I will have a two person exhibition at TAC Gallery in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with Kristin Gentry from April 1st through April 30th
Please join us for an artists’ reception on Friday, April 1st from 6:00pm – 9:00pm
The event is free and open to everyone. There will be refreshments (including cupcakes!)
Tulsa Artists’ Coalition
9 East Brady, Tulsa, OK 74103
The artwork for this exhibition will exemplify the mixture of contemporary and traditional printmaking methods. The works are often labeled as printmaking mixed-media for the pieces often start as traditional prints but are then altered into more modern mixed-media pieces.
The works will be mounted on cradled wood as apposed to traditional framing methods. This approach gives the works a more organic look and allows a direct view without the glass.